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Boko Haram Straps Bomb To 10-Year-Old Girl, Detonates In Crowded Market Killing 19

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Don’t even think about it, this has nothing to do with Islam.

Via Al Jazeera:

At least 19 people have been killed and 47 others injured when explosives carried by a girl, aged about 10, detonated in a crowded market in the Nigerian city of Damaturu, police have said.

 

No one claimed responsibility for Sunday’s explosion but the latest attack bears the hallmarks of the armed group Boko Haram.

 

Police spokesman Toyin Gbadegesin told the Reuters news agency that the bomber, “a female of about 10 years old capitalised on the crowded entrance of the market where screening was being conducted and detonated the device”.

 

At least two other females were killed in the attack.

 

Hundreds of people have been killed in bombings and shootings across northern Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated as president on May 29.

 

He has made a number of changes aimed at tackling the insurgency, including replacing his defence chiefs.

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